Lucy’s Fling strathspey

Also known as Lucy’s Highland Fling, Maggie Pickens.

There are 4 recordings of a tune by this name.

Lucy’s Fling has been added to 2 tune sets.

Lucy's Fling has been added to 54 tunebooks.

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Two settings

X: 1
T: Lucy's Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
A>F E>F A>B c>e|e>c (3cBA B>A F2|A>F E>F A>B c>e|e>c (3BcB A2 A2:|
(3fef a>e f2 a>f|e>c (3cBA B>A F>e|(3fef a>e f2 a>f|e>c (3cBA B2 A2|
(3fef a>e f2 a>f|e>c (3cBA B>A F>A|A>F E>F A>B c>e|e>c (3BcB A2 A2||
X: 2
T: Lucy's Fling
R: strathspey
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
A>FE>F A>Bc>e | e>cB>A B>AF>A | A>FE>F A>Bc<e | e>c (3BcB A2- :|
(3fae f>e a2 g>f | e>c (3cBA B>A F2 |1 (3fae f>a a2 g>f | e>c (3cBA B2 :|
2 A>FE>F A>B c2 | e>c (3cBA B2 A ||
G>ED>E G>A B2 | d>B (3ABG A>GE>A | G>ED>E G>AB>e | d>B (3ABA G2- :|
(3egd ed g2 fe | dBAG AG E2 |1 (3egd ed g3 e | dB (3ABG A2 :|
2 G>ED>E G>AB>e | d>B (3ABA G2 ||

Seventeen comments

The last note of the 3rd last bar should be A not e. Apologies for getting it wrong when I posted the tune. And of course there should be a double bar at the end. The ABC file is now correct, but the sheetmusic and midi files can’t now be amended.

Are you a carmel burke student…or your son?

i am also from leicester and i played this in carmel burkes group cheol last year…in fact this year to. i wonder if i no your son?

“Lucy’s Fling”

R: highland fling
K: A Major
|: z>B |
A>FE>F A>Bc>e | e>cB>A B>AF>A | A>FE>F A>Bc<e | e>c (3BcB A2- :|
|: A>e |
(3fae f>e a2 g>f | e>c (3cBA B>A F2 |1 (3fae f>a a2 g>f | e>c (3cBA B2 :|
2 A>FE>F A>B c2 | e>c (3cBA B2 A ||

K: G Major
|: B<A |
G>ED>E G>A B2 | d>B (3ABG A>GE>A | G>ED>E G>AB>e | d>B (3ABA G2- :|
|: G>d |
(3egd ed g2 fe | dBAG AG E2 |1 (3egd ed g3 e | dB (3ABG A2 :|
2 G>ED>E G>AB>e | d>B (3ABA G2 ||

This comes from Lucy Farr’s fiddle playing, so it’s another East Galway tune.

Lucy picked up her tunes from all sorts of places, not limited to East Galway or Ireland…

Alias Lucy’s ~

This one also has at least one other and older title to it, but I haven’t yet managed to dig it up…

Lucy’s Fling

I hope this is the right thing to do…
I just found Lucy’s Fling, and it is noted that there is another title to it. From looking at the notes, it appears to be the same as Maggie Pickens. I am not sure hopw useful this information is, but you never know.

Re: Lucy’s Fling

Yes, it was found and has already been given as an alternate title. Only the person who originally submitted the transcription can actually edit it… Alternate titles, whatever their provenance, are usually given in the ‘details’ for a tune, and comment sometimes added…

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